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Compton House

Category: Places

Dates: 1970s

Address: 1504 Compton Avenue, Nashville, TN

Compton House was an early LGBTQ+ community center, if not the first. Located a few blocks from Belmont University, the property was known as the Gay Community Services Center, which was open seven days a week from 12pm to 10:30pm. It also served as the offices for the Metropolitan Community Church and the Tennessee Gay Coalition for Human Rights.

Today, the site is a vacant lot.

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Source: The Barb, Oct. 1, 1977.

A column that discusses some of the activities at the Compton House. Gary Edwards, “A Back Pew View,” The Barb, Oct. 1, 1977.

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